Human Services

You're invited to a Bowl of Rice Party

A blue and yellow banner that reads "Please give your help" and "Bowl of Rice, Feb. 9, 10, 11,1940-S.F. Chinatown"

Madam C. J. Walker’s philanthropy

Portrait of Madam C. J. Walker, taken in 1915

Showing support for the Great War with knitting needles

Poster with "You can help" and "American Red Cross." Imagine in pencil line drawing of a woman knitting. She sits in a chair, looking at her work.

I say "Always Ready." You say "Semper Paratus."

An illustration showing a cluster of figures. Neptune rides some sort of chariot pulled by four horse, with sea nymphs surrounding him and a cupid flying in the air. The scene is framed by pink ribbons saying "Neptune Hose Co.  Instituted August 6, 1805 and banners reading "To save out fellows we hazard ourselves"

Elizabeth Keckley: Businesswoman and philanthropist

 Printed portrait of Elizabeth Keckley included in her autobiography "Behind the Scenes"

Fire Prevention Week: a hot idea

Lithograph of city on fire, boats in harbor